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Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Executive Summary

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

Burroughs Robb, Burroughs Nathan A., Graber Colleen, Zuschlag Dirk, April 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 market rate survey included a survey of the universe of 6,896 licensed child care providers known to be open across the state. Providers received a postcard announcing the survey, an email invitation, and a mailed paper survey. Providers…

Pratt Megan E., Houston Laurie, Sektnan Michaella, March 2021
Executive Summary

The 2020 Oregon Market Price Study identifies child care prices and the geographic distribution of these prices across the state. Prices vary by several factors including the age of the child served, type of care, the local supply and demand for…

Emergent Method, January, 2021
Executive Summary
The Louisiana Department of Education contracted with Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm to conduct the 2020 Market Rate Survey of child care providers. This survey was conducted to identify both the typical rates charged…
Madill Rebecca, Gebhart Tracy, Halle Tamara, November, 2020
Executive Summary
This report uses an integrated set of nationally representative surveys of center-based ECE providers and center-based ECE workforce members—the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)—to identify the relationship between the…
Vermont. Child Development Division, 2020
Executive Summary

This report is completed at least every three years as required by the federal Child Care Development Fund which funds Vermont’s Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP). This report includes: - An analysis of the rates child care programs…

McKelvey Lorraine, Johnson Danya, Forsman J. Andrew, September 2019
Executive Summary

This study reports the prices of child care in Arkansas in 2019. The analysis was conducted by evaluators at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Research and Evaluation Division (DFPM/RED…

Maryland Family Network, July, 2019
Executive Summary
Maryland Family Network collected and analyzed data from the 2019 Child Care Market Rate Survey for Maryland. The results of this survey are outlined in this report. This survey was conducted under the auspices of the Division of Early Childhood and…
Strategic Research Group, 20 June, 2019
Executive Summary
As rates vary by child care setting, the amount of time a child is in care, age group, and geographic area, it is important that these factors be considered when defining market rates across Ohio. ODJFS has utilized a child care market rate survey (…
Davis Belinda Creel, April, 2019
Executive Summary
The Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) contracted with Dr. Belinda Creel Davis, Associate Professor of Political Science, at Louisiana State University, for the 2017 statewide survey to determine local market costs of child care. These results…
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 20 March, 2019
Executive Summary
The 2018 Minnesota Child Care Market Rate Survey was based on data that Child Care Aware of Minnesota collected through updates to an online provider portal, paper surveys, and by phone, from July 2017 through March 2018. The analysis was prepared…
Haynie Kristina, Tercha Jessica, Stewart Jacob, Norton Maggie, Springfield Jasmin, Bump Jen, Wilkins Kati, Fraga Lynette M., 2019
Executive Summary
As in previous years, we report on a variety of data related to the price and affordability of child care. We provide statistics on the average price of care for each state and the percentage of median income married and single parents pay for child…
ICF, 29 September, 2018
Executive Summary
The Market Rate Survey collects the data necessary to determine what the reimbursement ceilings should be for defined geographic areas throughout California. As required by the federal government, California conducts the Market Rate Survey every two…
Washington (State). Department of Early Learning, 26 July, 2018
Executive Summary
The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) and Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), while conducting the 2018 Child Care Market Rate Survey, used a census survey approach. Under this strategy, all licensed providers had the opportunity…
Kalinowski Michael F., Kalinowski Fanny X., July, 2018
Executive Summary
This summary of the 2018 New Hampshire child care market rate report includes details on methodology, key findings and trends, schedules, regional weekly rates, before/after school rates, cost share/copay, full enrollment, and staff turnover.